5th UK Social Networks Conference

Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th July 2009
University of Greenwich, London
The UK Social Networks Conference offers an interdisciplinary venue for social and behavioral scientists, sociologists, educationalists, political scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists, physicists, practitioners and others to present their work in the area of social networks. The primary objective of the conference is to facilitate interactions between the many different disciplines interested in network analysis. The conference provides a unique opportunity for the dissemination and debate of recent advances in theoretical and experimental network research.
Keynote Speakers:
  • Professor Martin Kilduff, University of Cambridge 
  • Professor Alesandro Lomi, University of Bologna
  • Professor Frans Stokman, University of Groningen
Important dates:
  • March 30: Abstract submission deadline
  • April 30: Programme
  • May 15: Registration deadline
Sponsored by:
  • The University of Greenwich
  • The University of the West of England
Call for Papers:
We invite submissions of extended abstracts on theories, methods, or applications of social network analysis. Extended abstracts should be of no more than three pages and clearly indicate either the research purpose, methodology, and findings, or the discussion area and implications for the field. Topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Policy, political and governance networks
  • Business and organisational networks
  • Knowledge, innovation and communication networks
  • Interlocking directors and elite networks
  • Economic and entrepreneurial networks
  • Citations and scientific networks
  • Social capital, brokerage and structural holes
  • Models of network analysis
  • Theory of relational sociology
  • Cross-sectional and longitudinal network datasets
  • Computational models and agent-based simulations of networks
  • Information diffusion and innovation through social networks
  • Online communities and social networking
  • Methods for interrupting clandestine and terrorist networks
  • Epidemiological networks
  • Professional practice in network analysis
  • Dimitris Christopoulos (University of West of England and University of Bristol)
  • Bruce Cronin (University of Greenwich)
Academic Committee:
  • Dimitris Christopoulos (University of West of England and University of Bristol)
  • Bruce Cronin (University of Greenwich)
  • Pietro Panzarasa (Queen Mary College, University of London)
  • Nicky Shaw (University of Leeds)
  • Federico Varese (University of Oxford)
Presentation Format
  • Presentations are restricted to 20 minutes with 10 minutes discussion.
  • Posters should be A0 or A1 Format.
  • Full AV facilities available.
Additional Short Courses:
Registration Details:
Authors will be notified of acceptance by late-April. All accepted extended abstracts will be made available to delegates prior to the Conference. All delegates will be provided with copies of the proceedings upon arrival. Speakers may wish to bring paper copies of their articles for distribution during the Conference. 
Online Registration and Abstract Submission:
This conference, hosted by the University of Greenwich Business School, is being held in
Park Row, London, SE10 9LS.
Registration Fees:
  • Students: £60
  • Academics: £120
  • Other: £170
A 10% discounted rate is available for conference participants at the following hotels, both adjacent to the campus. Simply quote University of Greenwich when booking:
  • Hotel Ibis, approx. £72 per night.
  • Novotel, Greenwich: approx. £108 for single occupancy and £128 for double occupancy, including full English breakfast.
Other nearby accommodation venues are:
 Devonport House and Holiday Inn Express, Greenwich.
Exhibition and Trade Displays
Please contact Sarndeep Raven below.
For more information, booking details and paper submissions:
Tel: 020 8331 9835
Fax: 020 8331 9583